Seek for the true ones .
In my college days I met many true seekers and realized souls . They were all in different categories . Some were from families and others were sanyasis . Since I seeked for God realization , all I met were good and of very high characters . The common people are fond of quick money and short cut ways , they become preys to false gurus .
There is a way said in Tamil , to attain a Sad-guru;
' Moorthy thalam theertham aadi vara
Vaarthai solla oru sadguruvum vaaikkum andro paraaparame ! '
If we do not meet a real guru means , there is a difficiancy in our punniya palan . To compensate , we have to go to holy shrines , dip in punniya theertham and have darshan of holy deities . No other way!
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Taking advantage of others belief and duping them out of their money, property, chastity (sex) so on and so forth, is the first lesson in "Chaurya vidya" (The art of thieving). Why should not the babas learn this art and benefit by it? Who can stop them? Only we. By not blindly following them like idiots.